Sedore NPOW

  • For those who missed it ..
  •  Brook Sedore, a 6-5 junior opposite for No. 8 University of Hawai’i, has been named the Sports Imports/AVCA Men’s Division I-II National Player of the Week. Faced with two consecutive home matches against then-No. 3 UCLA, Sedore played some of the best volleyball in his career leading the Rainbow Warriors to a pair of wins. In the first match he recorded a season-high 24 kills on .452 hitting with two digs and as many blocks in the four-set win. He maintained his high level of play in the rematch, this time smashing a match-high 22 kills and hit an even .400 with five digs. For the week, his 5.11 kills per set average were well above his 3.62 season average. Entering the weekend, Sedore had only one 20-plus kill match on the season as Hawai’I jumped three spots from No. 11 in the latest AVCA Coaches Poll.  It was their first MPSF series sweep of UCLA since 2006.

This is the 18th time in program history a Hawaii student-athlete has garnered Sports Imports/Player of the Week honors, with the most recent coming from Sinisa Zarkovic on March 12, 2013.


  1. Kaleiboy March 4, 2014 10:59 pm

    Congrats Brooke

  2. Don March 5, 2014 4:59 am

    Finally, Brooke gets recognized for his work against UCLA…Too many times the AVCA disrespects the performance of our players when they have breakout matches, since the games come after the bed times of most of the voting coaches.

  3. 'ohanaInBellingham March 5, 2014 5:12 am

    Well-deserved! The coaching staff figured out their mistakes from the January match and Brook applied that. It was magical to watch him hit away from/tool the block.

    Btw, I hope that article above isn’t verbatim from the printed article because his Brook doesn’t have an “e”.

  4. ItsOnYou March 5, 2014 6:09 am

    Since I’m pretty sure that your upcoming article will NOT include this bit of information…and so it’s all worked out that the interim has worked to your advantage (in timing the ‘report’)..

    What happened to Ashley Johnson??


  5. ClawsBeatSkin March 5, 2014 9:43 am


  6. ClawsBeatSkin March 5, 2014 9:45 am

    I found this one to be of interest also (from Girls Day):

    Hancock is destined for greatness herself, shortly–
    Volleyball Magazine @ dot com.
    …Micah Christenson’s “the best”!

  7. Cindy Luis March 5, 2014 10:37 am

    3. yes, this was a cut and paste from the AVCA website. didn’t notice they had added an ‘e’. Thanks

  8. Cindy Luis March 5, 2014 10:39 am

    4. mentioned several weeks ago that several players on the fall roster were no longer with the team.
    also said I didn’t remember who was on the roster in fall. perhaps Johnson was one of them

  9. hollycow March 5, 2014 11:56 am

    Another MIA and off topic, anyone know what happened to Michelle Waber. Not on the SDSU 2014 roster.

  10. Warriorfan March 5, 2014 1:31 pm

    Cindy in previous thread you mentioned a big time transfer for wahine, yes finally something!

  11. Tiki808 March 5, 2014 1:37 pm

    MPSF was the real concern for the players. Congratulations. But the players involved will decide the national title. A few years ago, they had a man named Jonas Umlauf 6-9, he made it into the MPSF at #13 ranked in the nation. As they say, (5-6) only time will tell. Do you know who said this?

  12. karmady March 5, 2014 1:50 pm

    Well-deserved – congratulations, Brook!

  13. Cindy Luis March 5, 2014 2:38 pm

    10. nothing confirmed. I know they are looking at transcripts. Shoji told me Saturday that it would be ‘a big-time transfer’ he said today he’d tell me when it happens.

  14. Cubicle1126 March 5, 2014 5:47 pm

    i wasn’t able to follow a some of the recent threads. but this ‘big-time’ transfer sounds intriguing. An all-around outside hitter would be the most ideal, and the biggest need. failing that, i’d take a dominant middle too…

  15. Cubicle1126 March 5, 2014 5:48 pm

    i think a better photo could have been used of Sedore in the NPOW story in the paper edition … just my 2 cents … 🙂

  16. Cindy Luis March 5, 2014 5:51 pm

    14.i think it will be a middle.
    15. writers don’t have any say on photos. Don’t know how many isolated shots of him available in our archives. btw, writers don’t write the headlines on their stories either. both of those are done by people on desk/editing duty.

  17. vbfan March 5, 2014 6:24 pm

    #16 If it is a middle maybe it is Annie Mitchem. She has been in JUCO for 2 years but I believe she redshirted her first year. Makes sense that they need to review her transcripts to see if she will earn her AA and become eligible.

  18. Cubicle1126 March 5, 2014 6:27 pm

    well, whoever chose the photo for Sedore … it was just such an odd/funny choice, since he’s making a weird face in it. unless that, of course, was the intention … to reflect Sedore himself, who seems to have that off-beat, quirky personality. haha …

  19. Cindy Luis March 5, 2014 6:30 pm

    17. again, it may have been the only isolated action shot we had available. the photo used by the AVCA was a little odd as well.

  20. Cindy Luis March 5, 2014 6:32 pm

    As i have said a number of times Mitchem is 2015. the transfer is for this fall.

  21. FormerlyWarriorfan March 5, 2014 7:34 pm

    Kind of was hoping it was an outside hitter, but could always use a strong middle that can block. Maybe UH can get an outside transfer later in the spring.

  22. Cindy Luis March 5, 2014 7:38 pm

    21. there is ONE transfer.

  23. Ainokea March 6, 2014 12:13 am

    I wonder if it’s Aiyana Whitney from PSU?

    Off the topic, Siena Volleyball standout Taylor Akana (Kamehameha) is not playing sand at LMU.

  24. Ainokea March 6, 2014 12:14 am

    *now playing sand at LMU

  25. Hot March 6, 2014 2:39 am

    When I think “big time transfer,” I tend to think someone who is an All-American, in the vein of Ebony Nwanebu, Inky Ajanaku, Krista Vansant, etc.

  26. ClawsBeatSkin March 6, 2014 6:10 am

    Don’t take my word for it, but I certainly did have conversations with the Bigbee Ohana about playing for Hawai’i. My guess is that Christy is contemplating a move herself; LOTS of pressure there at ISU (esp. since she’s built such a storied program–to have had a bad 2013 season).

    Taeatafa’s daughter is now at LBSU.

    The lefty Mackenzie wants to play ball after graduation.

    Oh yeah, she plays wbb to boot.

  27. LC March 6, 2014 6:33 am

    You can already see what Big is to Wahine fans and Dave’s idea of Big might be totally different,you might find yourself saying, who ?

    Usually news about someone BIG from somewhere Big transferring is already out there,right dorthymantooth ?

    Some BIG programs already have their 2014 rosters up and there is nothing going on at Nebraska or Texas,Stanford is a possibility but seriously who is going trade a Stanford education for a UH diploma ?

    Anyway have fun with it.

  28. hollycow March 6, 2014 8:37 am

    Karissa Cook.

  29. Cindy Luis March 6, 2014 8:42 am

    28. out of indoor eligibility. she is here playing this season on the sand. Has just this year.

  30. Brandon March 6, 2014 8:58 am

    27. Agreed. Usually Dave doesn’t sugar cost, but big time may just mean good player. It doesn’t have to man big program or big player. I’m hoping for a top player, but we never know

  31. hollycow March 6, 2014 9:30 am

    Karissa Cook is working on her master’s from UH and playing sand, I assume on partial scholarship. I’m know that she used her indoor eligibility and also I’m pretty sure she knew that Stanford was going to have a sand program in place this Spring. With all of that said, my point is that she chose to play sand and get her master’s from UH.

  32. Brandon March 6, 2014 9:36 am

    31. Point was that someone said that they wouldn’t trade a stanford degree for UH. and that karissa did, so it’s very well possible. They weren’t saying that karissa would play indoors

  33. ItsOnYou March 6, 2014 9:36 am

    5.11 SR Chloe M.; VBM Fab50 (Setter)
    5.9 FR Courtney E.; TX’s AAAAA POY/Gatorade POY (Libero)

    6.2 SO Alexis C.; USC/UCLA/Washington/Penn St. recruit (OH1)
    6.1 JR Halle A.; Karolyn Kirby/Kathy Gregory coached SoCal recruit (OH2)

    6.0 SO Baylee L.; All-Phoenix area, AVCA HS honoree (MB1)
    6.2 FR Deja H.; Nevada’s GPOY–Alohi Robins-Hardy (MB2)

    5.11 SR Chaiymin S.; USC/Oregon/Texas recruit (OPP)

    Looks like Waber is done with school. 😉

  34. Brandon March 6, 2014 9:37 am

    Btw hollycow I was just saying I understand what you meant by karissa cook. Not that I was questioning you

  35. ItsOnYou March 6, 2014 9:44 am

    Why hasn’t any one mentioned Cindy’s article this morning??

    We ALL love our Cindy..

  36. Brandon March 6, 2014 9:46 am

    But for karissa, we have to take Into accounts it’s a masters. Stanford may not offer the masters she wants, or uh might have a better program. But I still understand your point

  37. whatwhy March 6, 2014 9:52 am

    The point is wrong. Karissa graduated from stanford. She HAS an undergraduate degree from Stanford. She did not “trade in” a Stanford degree for a Hawai’i one. SHE HAS ONE. She just chose to continue to further her education at Hawai’i.

  38. hollycow March 6, 2014 9:56 am

    MacKenzie Bigbee, if it’s her as a transfer junior, will provide a right side player that would fit UH needs. She was the kill leader, six rotation player, and a have a bigger 6’1″ presence on the court. The suspense……

    Great article this morning Cindy. Nooooooo Spring match, bummers.

  39. 'ohanaInBellingham March 6, 2014 10:06 am

    Cindy, would you mind starting a new thread regarding this weekend’s video coverage for the UCI matches? There is conflicting information, as UH Athletics’ page indicates that both games will have video coverage, but OC Sports’ page indicates the Sunday will have neither tv nor web coverage: “OCSports is not televising that match, so there will not be a stream available. The match on Friday (3/07/2014) will be televised and streamed.” Thank you.

  40. LC March 6, 2014 12:12 pm

    I guess it’s only natural to play the guessing game but if you do a little research first you can eliminate certain players. For example someone brought up MacKenzie Bigbee at Iowa State here and on VT but Iowa State recently posted their 2014/15 roster and looks like Ms Bigbee will still be at Iowa State next year.

  41. Brandon March 6, 2014 12:45 pm

    I was gonna say waber, but I doubt she would come back. And while a great player, she isn’t “big time”

  42. formerlywarriorfan March 6, 2014 1:02 pm

    .39 why would anyone take anything that person with a dozen screen names posts seriously????

    Penn State hasn’t posted their 2014 roster…hoping she is from there.

  43. formerlywarriorfan March 6, 2014 1:04 pm

    40. Why even bring Waber up lol

  44. Brandon March 6, 2014 6:57 pm

    Because she isn’t on sdsu roster anymore

  45. hollycow March 6, 2014 8:12 pm

    Cook has a bachelors from Stanford, not an under. I did not say trade in. She decided to pursue her master’s and play sand at UH instead of Stanford.

  46. WhyWhat March 6, 2014 8:26 pm

    Undergraduate degree and Bachelors degree is the same thing. FYI I was responding to #31. Brandon. Sorry for the confusion.

  47. WhyWhat March 6, 2014 8:27 pm

    Meant #32 not 31.

  48. Brandon March 6, 2014 8:35 pm

    But my point is that I interpreted the post as she could of done her masters at stanford, but chose hawaii, so people do switch. So techically she didn’t trade it, but she did chose hawaii over stanford

  49. hollycow March 6, 2014 9:15 pm

    Webster’s says.

  50. hollycow March 7, 2014 8:39 am

    Not attempting to be redundant about this subject matter on Karissa Cook. She’s working on her master’s in civil engineering, a graduate course also offered at Stanford.

  51. Cindy Luis March 7, 2014 9:06 am

    60 Not sure why people are so caught up in what she is doing educationally. bottom line is she has one year of sand eligibility and has chosen to play at UH.

  52. hollycow March 7, 2014 9:24 am

    Not getting caught up, just trying to get people the correct facts about defining undergraduate/bachelors and courses offered at schools. They type before doing research and she just was caught up in the discussion.

  53. WhyWhat March 7, 2014 10:02 am

    lol. says the person who says she has a bachelors degree and not an undergraduate degree when they are completely the same thing. Looks like you need to get the facts right.

  54. hollycow March 7, 2014 4:44 pm

    My final post on this matter.

    quote: Webster’s dictionary…..undergraduate, n. a student at a university or college who has not yet received the first, or bachelor’s degree. Yes you get an associates degree, which is an undergraduate degree with two completed years of school, but it is not the same thing.

  55. Cindy Luis March 7, 2014 5:05 pm

    Cook is playing for one year on sand while finishing her master’s in structural engineering I believe.
    The reason she is at UH, after obtaining a B.A. in design from Satnford, is that Stanford is not offering sand scholarships yet.
    UH offered her one for sand.

  56. Cindy Luis March 7, 2014 5:17 pm

    52. there were previous posts that suggested she was finishing her undergrad degree here vs. she was getting her master’s. Yes you can obtain an AA undergraduate degree but that would be from a 2-year institution, not a four-year one such as Stanford.

  57. hollycow March 7, 2014 7:24 pm

    Mahalo, Cindy.

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